H.R. No. 979
 
 
 
R E S O L U T I O N
 
         WHEREAS, Friends and family are mourning the loss of Robert
  H. Korman of Arlington, who passed away on March 30, 2012, at the
  age of 90; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Chicago, Bob Korman was born on May 17,
  1921, to Stella and Henry Korman; he attended the University of
  Idaho, joining the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, but interrupted his
  education to enlist in the U.S. Army in 1942; he subsequently
  served in the infantry for three years, with much of that time spent
  in the Pacific theater; at the war's conclusion, he returned to
  Chicago and joined the Illinois National Guard; and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Korman met his future wife, Dorothy Johnson,
  through his sister, and the couple were married in 1947; they moved
  to Indianapolis in 1953, and Mr. Korman became a sales
  representative for RTE Corporation and also joined the Indiana
  National Guard; he went on to graduate from the Army Command and
  General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed
  Forces, and by the time he retired from the National Guard in 1970,
  he had attained the rank of colonel; and
         WHEREAS, That same year, Mr. Korman accepted a promotion as
  regional sales manager with RTE and moved to Arlington; he retired
  from the corporation in 1986 and turned his energies to civic and
  community organizations; he served as a member of the board of
  directors of the Tarrant County Citizens Crime Commission, as a
  member of the New Visions and Strategic Planning Committees of the
  Arlington Independent School District, and as president of the
  Arlington Senior Men's Club; in addition, he was actively involved
  with the Arlington Parks and Recreation Board for many years,
  including serving as chair, and he participated at the local,
  state, and national levels of the American Diabetes Association;
  and
         WHEREAS, Mr. Korman enjoyed worship and fellowship at Lake
  Arlington Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and served
  on the church's finance board; devoted to his family, he shared 59
  years with his wife, who preceded him in death in 2007, and he was
  the proud father of three children, Dian, Donna, and Bob; moreover,
  he experienced the delight of welcoming two grandsons, Travis and
  Zachary, into his life; among those closest to him he was known for
  his sense of humor and love of practical jokes, and he was often
  heard laughing; and
         WHEREAS, Bob Korman was a true asset to his country, his
  community, and his family, and although he will be deeply missed,
  cherished memories of time spent in his company will long endure in
  the hearts of all those who were privileged to know him; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby pay tribute to the life of Robert H. Korman and
  extend sincere sympathy to the members of his family: to his
  daughters, Dian C. Korman and Donna L. Korman; to his son, Bob
  Korman, and his wife, Rachel; to his grandsons, Travis and Zachary;
  to his sister, Elaine; and to his other relatives and friends; and,
  be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Bob Korman.
 
  Patrick
 
  ______________________________
  Speaker of the House     
 
         I certify that H.R. No. 979 was unanimously adopted by a
  rising vote of the House on March 27, 2013.
 
  ______________________________
  Chief Clerk of the House